Thursday, December 20, 2018

Many states prohibit employees and contractors from boycotting Israel

Glenn Greenwald writes in the Intercept about a Texas law that prohibits teachers (maybe all state employees and contractors) from participating in boycotts against Israel (or supporting the West Bank) while employed.  Apparently 26 states have these laws, and some are recent.

The case involved a child speech pathologist to work in the Austin TX school district. She was denied a contract when she refused to sign the oath.

The bill was intended to prohibit public funds to anyone who supports the boycott of Israel.
Of course, there will be a lawsuit regarding the First amendment – even  maybe compelled speech.
States have boycotted other states for anti-LGBT laws.

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